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Published on May 24, 2009

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This video explains how to bring your Filipino wife or girlfriend to Canada. http://www.immigroup.com/FamilyClassS...

Welcome to the Filipino Marriage information video!

This video is an instructional video for Canadian permanent residents or citizens who wish to marry a Filipino citizen in the Philippines. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as flying to the Philippines and marrying a Filipino citizen; there is a specific legal process that must be followed so that your marriage will be deemed valid in Canada. If you follow the process correctly, you will be issued a Filipino marriage certificate and you and your spouse will be considered legally married both in the Philippines and Canada.

In this video, we will explain the following steps towards getting married in the Philippines:

What documents you must obtain in Canada
How to get your documents authenticated by the Filipino authorities
What fees you must pay
What documents you must obtain while in the Philippines
Getting married in the Philippines

What are the documents you must obtain in Canada?
For a Canadian-born person wishing to marry a Filipino citizen in the Philippines, you must first obtain certain documents while in Canada proving your identity and marital status. The first document is your long-form birth certificate, which must be obtained from the province in which you were born. If you have been married before, you must also provide your marriage certificate, as well as proof of this marriage being dissolved, such as a divorce certificate. There are a few other documents to acquire as well.

How do you get your documents authenticated by the Filipino authorities?
Unfortunately, marriage to a Filipino citizen requires that you get all of your documents authenticated in the Philippines. This cannot be done in Canada.

What fees will I have to pay?
Government fees should be acquired from the Canadian embassy in Manila.
Immigroup can help you obtain the documents you need to bring over to the Philippines, and our fees will fluctuate according to how many documents you need.

What documents need to be obtained in the Philippines?
Along with getting your documents authenticated, you will also need to obtain the single status declaration while in Manila. Your future spouse in the Philippines should contact the local authority for more information.

Getting married in the Philippines
Once you have obtained all of the required documents for both yourself and your future spouse while in the Philippines, you can perform the wedding ceremony. You should ask the local authority for information on when you will receive your marriage certificate. If you wish to sponsor your new spouse to Canada, this is one of many documents you will need.

When should I think about sponsorship?
We recommend that you get started on your sponsorship at the same time you begin the marriage process. Take advantage of your trip to the Philippines by getting your spouse to sign all of the sponsorship forms then. Immigroup can take you through the sponsorship process. Please call our office at 1-866-760-2623 to speak with a representative, or visit us online at www.immigroup.com.
You may also watch our video on sponsorship for more information.

We hope this video will help you with your marriage in the Philippines.

We wish you the best of luck!


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